Klamath Kare-a-Van Delivers Donations to Chico Salvation Army

One organizer, Jay Davis, used to live in Paradise, one of the towns decimated by the Camp Fire.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 3:36 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2018 4:12 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- As the number of missing people hovers around 1,000 people, and the number of people killed rises to 77, Southern Oregonians are raising money and collecting donations for the Camp Fire evacuees.

They left Klamath Falls Sunday afternoon, and arrived in Chico at about 7 p.m.

One organizer, Jay Davis, used to live in Paradise, one of the towns decimated by the Camp Fire. 

"As soon as it happened I thought, 'That's my former home. I lived there for 10 years and it's gone," Davis said.

He and his caravan of five trucks and two trailors brought food, toiletrees, and school supplies. Davis says they brough five tons of water. 

He plans on returning to Chico next week, to serve a Thanksgiving meal to about 3,000 people, with the extra $8,000 he recieved in donations.

To donate to that meal, click here. 

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